From September 24 – 28, MusiCounts hosted the 2018 recipients of the MusiCounts Scholarship presented by The RBC Foundation in Toronto. Launched this year, the MusiCounts Scholarship recognizes post-secondary students who demonstrate excellence, display a commitment to music in their community and show a consistently high level of achievement in their careers to date. The six recipients from across Canada were treated to tours of SiriusXM studios, iconic venue Roy Thomson Hall, Roland Canada, record label Dine Alone Records, plus info sessions at eOne Music, Coalition Music and Spotify and several music industry workshops.
“The goal of the MusiCounts Scholarship is to help launch the careers of these amazing students,” said Kristy Fletcher, Executive Director, MusiCounts. “With the support of the RBC Foundation we were excited to give recipients access to music industry leaders and a week of networking opportunities. Thank you to everyone who lent their time and expertise to the MusiCounts Scholarship experience.”
In addition to a $4,000 financial award, the recipients were flown to Toronto for a five-day mentoring and networking experience to help establish their careers in music. The students had the chance to attend multiple networking events with notable music mentors including, Allan Reid, President & CEO, CARAS, JUNO Award-winning recording engineer John ‘Beetle’ Bailey, Nathan Wiszniak, Head of Canada, Artist and Label Marketing, Spotify, Jennifer Hyland, Sr. Manager of Music Licensing / TV & Film Sync, Universal Music Canada, Samantha Pickard, President, Strut Entertainment and many more.
The 2018 MusiCounts Scholarship recipients presented by The RBC Foundation are:
Jenna Bjornson, Fanshawe College – Ottawa, ON
Agneya Chikte, Humber College – Toronto, ON
Kassia Edwards, Nimbus School of Recording and Media – Vancouver, BC
Julien Henry-Leblanc, Musitechnic – Montreal, QC
Sergei Kofman, Wilfred Laurier University – Toronto, ON
Jack Thomas, Nimbus School of Recording and Media – Vancouver, BC
To learn more about the recipients click here.
Photos From the MusiCounts Scholarship Award Presentation & Network Event At Dine Alone Records (photo credit Trish Cassling):
MusiCounts Would Like To Thank The Companies & Industry Leaders Who Supported the MusiCounts Scholarship Including:
Aeroplan’s Miles Donation Program
Coalition Music/ Canada’s Music Incubator
Dine Alone Records
The JUNO Awards
Noble Street Studios
Roy Thomson Hall
Sirius XM Canada
John “Beetle” Bailey